Chicago has historically had a high per capita rate of police officers, but after the deadliest month in 20 years, city officials are asking if more might still be needed.
As California law currently stands, prison time is not required if the victim was unconscious or unable to give consent.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, finding that preventing medical marijuana users from buying a gun does not violate the Second Amendment.
For the first time since the law's enactment last year, a parent cited Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act to justify the severe corporal punishment of her child.
Voter ID restrictions across the country have prompted debates about whether these laws are discriminatory or just common sense – or if they even make a difference in practice.
A coalition of 67 groups including the ACLU, Amnesty International, and the NAACP is urging the US attorney general to withhold federal funds from local police chiefs unless they fully report deaths that occur while suspects are in police custody.